The Church of Ireland Youth Department's annual residential weekend - Anois - will this year inspire young people from the lives of legends of faith' in the Bible. Anois 2016 will take place between 29th-31st October in Wilson's Hospital School, County Westmeath, bringing together young people of secondary school age from across the island.
Anois is now in its 12th year and has grown to become an all-island event. This year's theme will focus on exploring the stories of Old Testament heroes and look at how their stories can inspire Christians to live out their faith in their everyday lives. The main speaker will be the Revd Alan Breen, curate in St Patrick's Church, Greystones. Over the weekend there will be Bible teaching, praise and worship, small group times for discussion and prayer, a chill zone, giant games, paintballing and much more.
CIYD Youth Ministry Development Officer (Southern Region) Amy McCrea said: "Our Legends of the Faith' theme is based on Hebrews 11 and 12 and will help young people learn from the inspirational lives of faith in the Old Testament. I'm encouraging all youth leaders to go out and tell people about the event."
The booking fee is €80/£60 with a 50% discount for siblings. Transport will be available to and from Wilson's Hospital at a cost of €20/£15 per child. Bookings can be made by contacting Mrs Barbara Swann in the CIYD office on 028 9082 8890 or firstname.lastname@example.org and must be received no later than Sunday, 23rd October. More information is online at www.ciyd.org/anois